Rosenel I. Jacobs Brown Dies at 77

Rosenel I. Jacobs Brown

Rosenel I. Jacobs Brown, also known as “Mammy Rose,” of Company Street died on Sept. 3. She was 77 years old.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Edwards and Helena Jacobs; brothers: Omar Jacobs, Burnell Jacobs and Charles Vallard.

She is survived by her daughters: Janessa Brown, Monica Brown and Gloria Vallet (adopted daughter); adopted son: Shefton Clark; grandchildren: Jahreema Barnes, Kelah Joseph, Anthony White Jr., Kaylah Joseph, Ja’Teya Hunter, Makyla Benjamin, Makai Benjamin and Hesron (Crank) Archibald; and adopted grandchildren: John Turbe, Shawn Vallet, Winston and Johnathon Roebuck.

She is also survived by great-grandchildren: La’Quawne and Jahseim Lawrence, Je’Quan Barnes, Kejahrie Joseph, Je’Nyra Henry, Ray-Mani Williams, Re’Anna Henry, Kay’Naiah Joseph, Ryel Henry, Rayneicia Henry, Kay’Nahi Joseph and Jahnoi Henry; sister, Olevine Jacobs Rawlins; brother, Dory Jacobs; nieces: Casandra V. Cintron, Delta V. McIntosh, Sherrie and Latrell Dennery, Kiffany Rawlins, Sabrina Jacobs and Courtney Jacobs; nephews: Samuel Felder Jr., Damon Dennery, Jumell Jacobs, Dory Jacobs Jr., D’Keefe Jacobs and Christian Jacobs; 17 great nieces; and 13 great nephews.

Other survivors include sisters-in-law: Rita Vallard, Patsy Jacobs and Tonya Jacobs; godchildren: Shawn Cassius and Kofi Miller; special friends: Sandra Smalls, Antonia Ramos, Jenny Graham, Carolyn King, Elroy Yardwood, Joan Feracho and Lettica Barnes; cousins and other relatives: Vallard family, Richardson family, Barnes family, Edna Derricks and family, Glenn Dennery, Estelle Davis and family, Cramer’s Park Camping Crew and Abduel Shop Crew; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

There will be a viewing at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, at St. John’s Anglican Church. Private cremation will follow.